- Alma School District
Lady Airedales pound Siloam Springs- 3/31/21
Lady Airedales pound Siloam Springs
It's been a good week for the Lady Airedales softball team.
A day after shutting out Waldron, 16-0, Alma blitzed Siloam Springs for 52 runs as part of a 22-0 and 30-3 thrashing Tuesday in 5A-West play.
Alma (7-4, 3-3) hit five home runs during the sweep. Kelsey Shepherd hit two home runs and drove in eight runs during Alma's 30-3 victory. She singled twice as part of a nine-run first inning.
Shepherd homered as part of a four-run third, and after building a 13-3 lead after three, the Lady Airedales erupted for 17 runs on 11 hits in the fourth inning.
Shepherd doubled and hit another homer in the third.
Jacklyn Petree, who won both games, hit two homers and drove in five runs. Taelynn Perry had five RBIs, including a home run, and Bailey Webb drove in four runs.
Six different Alma players — Perry (.595), Shepherd (.452), Makinzie Irwin (.448), Mackenzie Martin (.432), Petree (.419), and Jocelyn Harless (.405) — are hitting over .400 for the season.
A first-inning error opened the door for the Siloam Springs Panthers on Tuesday.
Siloam Springs' JP Wills hit a three-run homer off Logan Taylor to trigger a 13-1 onslaught in the first game of the team's 5A-West doubleheader.
Taylor (2-1) allowed eight runs (four earned) while striking out two and walking two. The two walks matched his season high over the previous 22 innings.
Siloam Springs (10-6, 5-1) won the second game, 14-4. Sophomore Noah Likens was the losing pitcher.
Lucas Hayes had three hits on the day, including a double. Kevin Mills also doubled in the opener for his team-leading 14th hit. Mills leads the Airedales with a .359 batting average.
Senior Jacob Machen also hit safely and added to his team-leading .463 on-base percentage.
Taylor drove in the Airedales’ lone run with a sacrifice fly in the opener. The junior had two hits and an RBI in the nightcap.
The Airedales (4-11, 2-4) host Russellville on Tuesday.
VB 2, Lady Airedales 0
The Lady Airedales dropped a 2-0 decision to Van Buren in 5A-West soccer play Tuesday night. Alma had 3 shots on goal, including two by Presli Taylor and one by Kenzie Rushing.
Van Buren had 20 shots on goal, including an early goal in the first two minutes.
"Sidney Hatley had nine saves in the goal last night," coach Cory Sturdivant said. "Riley Vann moved to left-back last night and played well, being able to break up several Van Buren crosses and passes."
Van Buren 6, Alma 0
Johnathan Pulido had 16 saves in the goal.
The Airedales had four shots on goal. Ashton Outlaw and Eric Dover had shots on goal and Carlos Gonzalez had two.
"Demetrio Cerda had another big game on the left-wing and at center-mid pressuring on the ball and had several steals last night, Sturdivant said. "Both teams came out in the second half and cranked up the pressure and played with a lot of heart and effort and I'm very proud of that, with both only conceding one goal in the entire second half of each game."
Alma will host Greenbrier on Thursday.